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Dodgers' Dustin May starting in Monday's matchup against San Diego

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Dustin May will start in Monday's game against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

May will re-join the rotation after a brief stint in the Dodgers' bullpen. In three starts this season, May has produced a 4.26 ERA and 15 strikeouts.

Through 19.0 innings pitched in 2019, May is averaging 20.3 FanDuel points. The young right-hander will face a Padres team rated 12th overall by numberFire's power rankings.

Rangers' Hunter Pence (back) scratched, Nick Solak to start on Friday

Texas Rangers outfielder Hunter Pence (back) is not starting in Friday's matchup against the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Pence will not start in tonight's lineup after experiencing lower back tightness. Nick Solak will handle designated hitting duties against Chicago and bat fifth.

Solak's FanDuel price tonight against the White Sox is $2,300. The second baseman is averaging 13.2 FanDuel points this season.

Source: John Blake

Cameron Maybin starting in left for New York Friday

New York Yankees outfielder Cameron Maybin is in the lineup Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Maybin takes over in left and will bat eighth on Friday. Mike Tauchman heads to the bench.

numberFire's models project Maybin for 8.0 FanDuel points on Friday.

Diamondbacks expect Robbie Ray (back) to start on Sunday

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray (back) participated in a bullpen session on Friday.

What It Means:

Ray is expecting to return on Sunday after missing time with back spasms. The 27-year old left-hander will face a Milwaukee Brewers team rated 17th overall by numberFire's power rankings.

Through 26 starts this season, Ray has produced a 3.99 ERA and 187 strikeouts.

Mike Tauchman heads to the Yankees' bench Friday

New York Yankees outfielder Mike Tauchman is not in the lineup on Friday.

What It Means:

Tauchman heads to the bench with Cameron Maybin joining the Yankees' outfield on Friday.

Tauchman has batted .299 with 12 homers and 45 RBI in 250 plate appearances this season.

Gleyber Torres moved up to third in the Yankees lineup Friday

New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres is batting third on Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Torres crushed 2 homers for 49.6 FanDuel points out of the seventh spot on Thursday, prompting a nice bump in the order on Friday.

numberFire's models project Torres for 11.5 FanDuel points on Friday.

Will Smith in Dodgers' Friday lineup

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith is starting on Friday in the team's game against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Smith is getting the nod behind the plate while batting third in the order against Yankees starter James Paxton.

Our models project Smith for 13.2 FanDuel points across 4.38 plate appearances.

Mike Ford is not in the lineup Friday night for New York

New York Yankees first baseman Mike Ford is not in the lineup on Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

With the Yankees in an NL park and without a DH on Friday, Ford takes a seat on the bench.

Ford is batting .193 with 5 homers this season.

Chris Taylor starting on Friday for Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chris Taylor is in the lineup on Friday in the team's game against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Taylor is getting the nod in left field while batting sixth in the order against Yankees starter James Paxton.

Our models project Taylor for 7.9 FanDuel points across 4.05 plate appearances.

Joc Pederson not in Dodgers' Friday lineup

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson is sitting on Friday in the team's game against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Pederson is being replaced in left field by Chris Taylor against Yankees starter James Paxton.

In 419 plate appearances this season, Pederson has a .232 batting average and an .804 OPS.

Russell Martin sitting for Los Angeles on Friday

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin is not in the lineup on Friday in the team's game against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Martin is being replaced behind the plate by Will Smith against Yankees starter James Paxton.

In 208 plate appearances this season, Martin has a .207 batting average and a .626 OPS.

Padres' Greg Garcia sitting on Friday

San Diego Padres infielder Greg Garcia is not starting in Friday's lineup against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

Garcia will receive the night off against Boston with Manny Machado starting at third base and Ty France moving to second.

In 224 at-bats this season, Garcia is hitting .268 with 3 home runs and 27 RBI.

Manny Machado returns to San Diego's lineup on Friday

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado is batting third in Friday's matchup against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

Machado will start at third base with Ty France moving to second and Greg Garcia heading to the bench.

Our models project Machado for 9.5 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,500.

Reese McGuire in at catcher for Toronto Friday

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire is in the lineup on Friday night.

What It Means:

McGuire takes over behind the plate and will bat ninth on Friday. Danny Jansen heads to the bench.

numberFire's models project McGuire for 8.3 FanDuel points Friday.

Brandon Drury will start at third base Friday for Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Brandon Drury is in the lineup on Friday.

What It Means:

With the Blue Jays back in an AL park Friday, Vladamir Guerrero moves from third base to DH with Drury coming in at the hot corner. He will also bat eighth.

numberFire's models project Drury for 8.2 FanDuel points on Friday.

Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez will bat sixth Friday

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez is in the lineup on Friday.

What It Means:

Hernandez joins the outfield in place of Billy McKinney on Friday. He will also bat sixth against the Seattle Mariners.

Hernandez is projected for 10.3 FanDuel points while costing $2,200 on Friday.

Justin Smoak is back in the Blue Jays' lineup Friday

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak is in the lineup, batting fifth against the Seattle Mariners on Friday.

What It Means:

Smoak takes over at first base with Rowdy Tellez headed to the bench on Friday.

numberFire's models project Smoak for 9.5 FanDuel points on Friday.

Brock Holt starting on Friday for Boston

Boston Red Sox infielder/outfielder Brock Holt is in the lineup on Friday in the team's game against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Holt is getting the nod at second base while batting eighth in the order against Padres starter Chris Paddack.

In 186 plate appearances this season, Holt has a .319 batting average and an .836 OPS.

Mitch Moreland in Boston's Friday lineup

Boston Red Sox infielder Mitch Moreland is starting on Friday in the team's game against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Moreland is getting the nod at first base while batting seventh in the order against Padres starter Chris Paddack.

In 231 plate appearances this season, Moreland has a .244 batting average and an .833 OPS.

Padres' Josh Naylor receives Friday off

San Diego Padres outfielder Josh Naylor is not starting in Friday's lineup against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

Naylor will head to the bench with Wil Myers shifting to left and Manuel Margot in center.

In 158 at-bats this season, Naylor is hitting .247 with 7 home runs and 26 RBI.

Derek Fisher bumped up to second in Blue Jays' Friday lineup

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Derek Fisher will bat second against the Seattle Mariners Friday.

What It Means:

Fisher was hitting eighth on Thursday but gets bumped up to a prime spot on Friday. Cavan Biggio was dropped down from second to seventh as well.

numberFire's models project Fisher for 11.3 FanDuel points Friday.

Marco Hernandez not in Red Sox' Friday lineup

Boston Red Sox infielder Marco Hernandez is sitting on Friday in the team's game against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Hernandez is being replaced at second base by Brock Holt against Padres starter Chris Paddack.

In 84 plate appearances this season, Hernandez has a .316 batting average and an .805 OPS.

San Diego's Manuel Margot leading off on Friday

San Diego Padres outfielder Manuel Margot is starting in Friday's lineup against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

Margot will be in center field with Wil Myers moving to left and Josh Naylor heading to the bench.

Our models project Margot for 9.2 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,800.

Jackie Bradley Jr. not in Red Sox' Friday lineup

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is sitting on Friday in the team's game against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Bradley Jr. is being replaced in center field by Andrew Benintendi against Padres starter Chris Paddack.

In 461 plate appearances this season, Bradley Jr. has a .224 batting average and a .728 OPS.

Sam Travis sitting for Boston on Friday

Boston Red Sox infielder Sam Travis is not in the lineup on Friday in the team's game against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Travis is being replaced at first base by Mitch Moreland against Padres starter Chris Paddack.

In 113 plate appearances this season, Travis has a .262 batting average and a .794 OPS.

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